(Closed) Do you speak freely on the bee?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I censor myself only because I can’t delete what I post (after the initial editing period). I am a big believer that once something is out there in the internet, you can’t take it back. I don’t post extremly personal/controversial/opionated things on my Facebook, so I’m certainly not going to post them on here where they are indexed by Google.

I’ll state my opinion if someone asks for advice, but I’m not on Weddingbee to start or be involved with drama. I’m here to plan my wedding.

Post # 4
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3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh, I fully censor myself. If I didn’t every other word would be a curse, and sometimes I’ll type out a joke and then delete it because I know it’s a flavor of humor not many people care for. Other times I want to tell people to STFU, but obviously that would be rude…. haha

So, I hear ya.

Post # 5
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t express my opinion 90% of the time on here. For most of the reasons you listed…

Post # 7
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ya know I’ve started to censor myself but really I have to give credit to the bee for opening my eyes to being a bit more sensitive. I’ve honestly changed the way I speak IRL because of things I’ve seen on the bee. Example: “That’s so gay.” I didn’t use the phrase a lot but I can certainly remember times when I did. Thanks to the bee I realized how negative that can come across. Not because its politically incorrect but I could really be hurting someones feelings when thats not my intention. Its just unnecessary.

Post # 8
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2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think that what I write is definitely censored on here. And I’m not speaking against mods. It isn’t the mods that regulate it so much, but other bees. If you say even the slightest thing that can deem offensive, you have a witch hunt after you.

It could be that its hard to get points across properly without hearing a persons expression, voice, or mannerisms. Not sure. All I know is I try to be careful how I write things.

Like for example, it is appropriate to mention abortion, but inapprpriate to mention God. It’s all relative to the writer, and every person has a different point of view. And all points of views should be accepted on here. It’s ok to speak out against them, and have an open, repectful debate, but when it comes to opinions, and language there is no absolute truth.

“It’s okay if no one believes like you. All experience is unique, no one has the same synapses, can’t think like you….” Tanya Davis

 

Post # 9
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

yup….i keep my opinions to myself on anything that can be controversial. it’s not worth it to me sometimes….

Post # 11
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I tend to censor myself big time.  Mostly because this is supposed to be a supportive community and I figure if I can’t say something nice I should just keep my mouth shut.  But there’s so many threads where I would love to speak my mind.  There was a certain blogger who posted 2 or 3 times about this one issue I thought she was being a completely bridezilla about and not very nice to her mom.  But everyone was just all sweet and nice and supportive, I didn’t want to be the one b*tchy one.  But I did slip for the first time today and told someone she needed to get out more and get over what was bothering her. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

I think we all come from so many varying backgrounds…. I try to speak truthfully (because that’s what I want when I post something)…. but I’ll do so as kindly as possible.  I probably offend people at times… but I speak my mind, certainly.  Life is too short… 🙂

Post # 14
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You bet your ass I do. 🙂

Post # 15
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Definitely. I’m very sarcastic and blunt IRL, and I have to tone that way down for the Bee unless I’m replying to someone I know won’t misconstrue it as an attack.

I back away from the keyboard entirely when someone brings God into a discussion when the OP’s post had nothing to do with religion, and ditto when a poster is obviously acting like a selfish brat and is only looking for validation. In those cases, I just force myself to remain silent and let it go, because I would inevitably say something that would get me flagged.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Usually I swear wayyyy more. I really want to throw the F bomb most of the time. But I don’t.

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